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Opossum refers to a cat-sized marsupial with a prehensile tail native to the Southern and Midwestern United States. Opossum which said to have a flavor resembling a young pig can be prepared in the same way as roasting a suckling pig.

Otak means Offal, specifically the brain of animals which is use for food. In the Philippines, Utak ng Baboy (Pork's Brain) is often made into an egg omelette. I have not tried eating "utak" yet, I think this is one healthy food as the old Filipinos said which I will never try to eat. But my eldest sister said it is very delicious and in earlier times when my mother cooks "utak", she is the first on the table. She likes to try everything exotic, from Balut, Utak, Oyster.

Ogiri refers to a seasoning derived from the fermented seeds of the African locust tree or perhaps from fermented sesame seeds. Ogiri is used in soups and stews in Western Africa. It may be available in African import grocery stores.

Ohagi refers to a traditional sweet from Japan which is eaten in the fall/autumn. It is very similar to Botamochi.
Oritang is Korea's duck stew (soup). Oritang is a variety of Guk, Korean soup or stew made by slowly simmering duck and various vegetables. Ori is Korean which means "duck" and tang is another name for guk in Korean which means stew/soup. Oritang's recipe depends on region and taste, the soup is generally in a form of a clear soup. Other variants of Oritang can can contain chili pepper powder to make the soup spicy like Maeuntang (a spicy fish soup) or roasted perilla seeds to thicken the dish. Oritang is a local specialty of Gyeonggi Province and South Jeolla Province, especially Gwangju City. In Gwangju, about 20 restaurants specializing in Oritang and other duck dishes are centered on Yudong Alley in Buk-gu (Northern District)

Obunjagijeok refers to a Korean dish made of various colored Abalone on grilled skewer. Abalone is a variety of edible seashell.

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